RES- 004-21-Postdoctoral Researcher – iPS-MSC for COVID ARDS – School Of Medicin

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher with the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

NUI Galway, in partnership with the CÚRAM, the SFI funded Centre for Medical Devices in Ireland, seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to its research program in cell therapies for critical illness. This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland in partnership with Factor Biosciences Inc. and conducted with the assistance of the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI). This position will commence in March 2021 and run for 18 months.

 

Job Description

The postdoctoral researcher will play a lead role in the implementation of a research programme examining the therapeutic potential of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in pneumonia, particularly when arising from COVID-19 or similar respiratory infections. The researcher will be actively involved in a busy research laboratory with a range of interests in gene and cell therapy for lung and other diseases and covering all phases of research from basic disease modelling to clinical trials.

 

Duties

  • Assisting CCMI staff with production and handling of GLP/GMP products.
  • Assisting CCMI staff with QC and other analysis of products.
  • Establishing bacterial and virus-like preclinical pneumonia models.
  • Downstream analysis of samples.
  • Supervision of students.
  • Writing of reports for stakeholders, manuscript preparation, technical documents.
  • Any other duties associated with the research programme.

 

Qualifications/Skills required

 

Essential Requirements

  • A PhD with postdoctoral experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of rodent lung injury models and assessment.
  • Proven expertise in molecular biologytechniques, including RNA and protein extraction, PCR and ELISA.
  • Expertise in stem cell therapy and/or immunology a significant advantage.
  • Ability to develop understanding of complex problems and apply in-depth knowledge to address them. Ability to develop original techniques/methods.
  • Experience in research supervision, and in grant and manuscript writing.
  • A research and publication profile commensurate with experience.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Must have project management skills, such as an ability to ensure that project plans are communicated and that all timelines are met.
  • Have a pro-active approach to work, anticipating and resolving problems in advance; have keen attention to detail, from anticipating and addressing issues in advance to understanding requests and delivering quality work with minimal errors.
  • LAST Ireland or equivalent certification and recognised training record in relevant techniques.
  • Expertise with MS Office suite, GraphPad prism software and with other software related to biomedical research and data analysis.

 

Desirable Requirements

  • PhD and postdoctoral experience related to preclinical rodent models of lung injury.
  • Familiarity with nebulisation technologies.
  • Experience with post-mortem rodent lung harvest procedures: bronchoalveolar lavage, lung perfusion for histology, etc.
  • Experience with in vitro cell cultures of primary cells, cell lines and/or Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
  • Ability for working effectively in a team, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of others to help teamwork development and willing to help others.

 

Salary: €38,631 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/03/21

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/anaesthesia/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Daniel O’Toole, danielotoole@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Daniel O’Toole, danielotoole@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number RES- 004-21in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 2nd February 2021

Remote Interviews will take place within 2 week of closing date.

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 02 Feb 2021

Application: RES- 004-21-Postdoctoral Researcher – iPS-MSC for COVID ARDS – School Of Medicin

RES-003-21-Postdoctoral Researcher -Earth and Ocean Sciences/School of Natural Sciences/College of Science and Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Natural Sciences (Earth and Ocean Sciences) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Environmental Protection Agency and is available from March 1st, 2021 to contract end date of December 21st, 2021.

 

Macroalgal blooms are a widespread ecological phenomenon in which algal species such as species of the green algal genus Ulva, brown ectocarpoid algae, and other algal species can proliferate in freshwater, estuarine and coastal systems. Such blooms have been occurring in increasing magnitude and frequency in temperate and tropical regions around the world. These seaweeds can thrive to such an extent that they become a social and environmental problem, forming dense mats or drifts in amenity areas. This project will combine earth observation technologies, monitoring of water, sediments and seaweed tides to identify important pressures affecting estuaries.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of analytical methodologies for the assessment of environmental quality in water catchments that result in the development of opportunistic macroalgal blooms in collaboration with project partners at Teagasc and the Ryan Institute (NUI Galway). The successful candidate will be expected to to generate useful information about ecological status and water quality and to develop solutions to reach a good ecological status and improve ecosystem services. The candidate will be expected to disseminate the research findings in international peer-reviewed journals and the preparation of a scientific report on the findings of the project including the analysis and mapping of the spatial distribution of data generated in collaboration with project researchers.

 

Duties:

  • Design and implementation of sample preparation methodologies.
  • Design and implementation of experimental and analytical protocols including for emerging contaminants.
  • Predict the effect of management actions in a global change context (i.e., climate change; eutrophication; and emerging contaminants).
  • Supervising the implementation of educational outreach activities.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific area.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • A track record in peer-review scientific publishing and project report writing.
  • Previous experience of laboratory-based sample preparation and analytical instrumentation techniques for the determination of environmental contaminants in marine macrophytes, sediments and water (i.e. metal analysis, elemental composition, organic contaminants and isotopic analyses).
  • Experience of habitat mapping and statistical analysis for the spatial distribution of data generated including using ArcGIS; ArcPro; ArcCatalog; QGIS and R software.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Data science skills (Python, machine learning, data visualization, data analyses).
  • Maintenance of algal cultures.

 

Salary: €38,631 per annum (pro rata for shorter contracts)

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st, 2021.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/eos/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made Dr Liam Morrison via e-mail liam.morrison@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting maybe required for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Martin White: martin.white@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number RES-003-21in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 4th February 2021

 

Interviews will be conducted on the 8th February, 2021

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

Closing Date: Thursday, 04 Feb 2021

Application: RES-003-21-Postdoctoral Researcher -Earth and Ocean Sciences

RES-006-21- Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM at NUI Galway School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab within the School of Medicine and CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from March 1st 2021 to contract end date of 31st December 2022.

 

Job Description:

The postdoctoral researcher will lead the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie) ambient cell transfer research tasks and contribute to the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership funded by Science Foundation Ireland and liaise with partners in the NSF Engineering Research Centre for Cell Manufacturing (CMaT; http://cellmanufacturingusa.org) and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/organisations/centre-for-experimental-medicine).

The successful candidate will carry out research in the Duffy Lab, based in the Discipline of Anatomy, School of Medicine and CÚRAM. They will join a group of 20 active researchers who have produced 70 papers, supported 18 PhD/MD students to graduation, filed 18 patent applications and assigned/licenced technologies to Boston Scientific, Moderna Tx and Feeltect (https://www.feeltect.com).

 

The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and protect intellectual property.

 

Duties:

  • Day-to-day research & development project tasks as part of the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership.
  • Development and optimisation for new cell therapy products and ambient cell transfer methods using advance biomaterial formulations.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results of project research.
  • Present project results nationally and internationally at scientific conferences.
  • Participation in project meetings.
  • Plan, create and manage preclinical studies.
  • Drafting and editing SOP’s to support cell therapy products and harmonise product development across partner sites.
  • Carry out scale-up and CMC activities of cell supporting biomaterials.
  • Contribute to publications or IP protection of findings.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • PhD in the biological sciences (e.g. Regenerative Medicine)

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience in preclinical model design and completion
  • Hyaluronic based hydrogel production and testing experience
  • Metabolite sensing and analysis experience
  • Advanced microscopy and histology experience including correlative light microscopy, confocal and SEM
  • Whole sample imaging experience (microCT and MRI)
  • 2D and 3D Cell culture experience (insulin producing cells, MSCs and innate immune cells)
    • Implantable reservoir production and quality testing
  • In depth knowledge of Image and data analysis including stereological techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Demonstrated organisation ability including the capacity to meet deadlines

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working on an international team
  • Experience in the development of SOPs and transfer of protocols to other partners (protocol harmonisation)
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to collaborative teams
  • Experience in CMC activities (chemistry, manufacturing, control)
  • High levels of initiative, project management, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation

Salary: €38,631 – €41,025 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/research/

&

http://www.curamdevices.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number RES-006-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm February 5th 2021

 

Interviews are planned to be held on February 12th 2021

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

Closing Date: Friday, 05 Feb 2021

Application: RES-006-21-Postdoctoral researcher in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM at NUI Galway

RES- 005-21 Research Assistant in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM at NUI Galway School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences & CÚRAM

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a research assistant in the Duffy Lab within the School of Medicine and CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from March 1st 2021 to contract end date of 31st December 2022.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide day-to-day research assistance the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM (http://www.curamdevices.ie) ambient cell transfer research tasks and contribute to the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership funded by Science Foundation Ireland and liaise with partners in the NSF Engineering Research Centre for Cell Manufacturing (CMaT; http://cellmanufacturingusa.org) and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast (https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/organisations/centre-for-experimental-medicine).

The successful candidate will carry out research in the Duffy Lab, based in the Discipline of Anatomy, School of Medicine and CÚRAM. They will join a group of 20 active researchers who have produced 70 papers, supported 18 PhD/MD students to graduation, filed 18 patent applications and assigned/licenced technologies to Boston Scientific, Moderna Tx and Feeltect (https://www.feeltect.com).

 

The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and protect intellectual property.

 

Duties:

  • Day-to-day research tasks as part of the Global Cell Manufacturing and Delivery Partnership.
  • Development and optimisation for new cell therapy products and ambient cell transfer methods using advance biomaterial formulations.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Participation in project meetings.
  • Plan, create and manage preclinical studies.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • BSc in the biological sciences

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Hyaluronic based hydrogel production and testing experience
  • Cell culture experience
  • 3D printing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrated organisation ability including the capacity to meet deadlines

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the development of preclinical research protocols
  • Experience in project reporting and presentation to collaborative teams

 

Salary: € 23,061– € 25,867 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about {school/centre} is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/research/

&

http://www.curamdevices.ie

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Garry Duffy via email at:  garry.duffy@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number RES- 005-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm February 5th 2021

 

Interviews are planned to be held on February 12th 2021

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

Closing Date: Friday, 05 Feb 2021

Application: RES- 005-21 Research Assistant in the Duffy Lab/CÚRAM at NUI Galway

RES 009-21-Research Assistant ,Centre for Disability Law and Policy School of Law & Institute for Lifecourse and Society

 

Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%) fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Health Research Board (HRB) and is available from January 2021 to 13th January 2023.

 

This project aims to explore the impact of strategic decision-making created by states and healthcare systems in Europe in order to establish whether the rights and needs of people with disabilities are being met. It has been established that people with disabilities are a high risk group, but there is disagreement and uncertainty as tohow their needs should be met. This project will provide guidance to governments, medical councils and healthcare professionals in order to maintain states obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). Many systems currently used during the pandemic by general populations (e.g remote working) exist because of reasonable accommodations hard fought for by disabled people. Using the CRPD framework, this project will critically analyse relevant laws, policies and guidelines that emerged in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Ireland, Spain, UK, Italy, Sweden and Germany, It will establish whether, and how, these states complied with their CRPD obligations during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how public health measures and human rights could work in tandem to disseminate guidance and best practice to relevant stakeholders. It seeks to assess the impact of strategic aspects of decision-making on the lived experience of disabled people in Ireland, UK and Spain to inform and reflect a shared lived reality among disabled people.

 

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will provide research support to the Principal Investigator on the project ResPoNCE: Respecting People with disabilities Needs and rights in Crisis and Emergency funded by Health Research Board (HRB) and supported by Irish Research Council (IRC).

 

The key goals of this project are to explore the impact of strategic decision-making created by states and healthcare systems in Europe in order to establish whether the rights and needs of people with disabilities are being met. It has been established that people with disabilities are a high risk group, but there is disagreement and uncertainty as to how their needs should be met. This project will provide guidance to governments, medical councils and healthcare professionals in order to maintain states obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The Research Assistant will be also expected to contribute to the broader ongoing research mission of the Centre.

 

 

Duties:

  • Compile a database of laws, policies and ethical guidelines that emerged in response to Covid-19 in Ireland, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Sweden.
  • Develop, maintain and update the project website.
  • Assist in collecting and collating participant interviews, questionnaires, photography, blogs or diaries.
  • Assist with the development of best practice and guidance documents for States, health authorities and organisations that is CRPD compliant.
  • Publish and disseminate guidance and best practice to relevant stakeholders. These documents will be made maintained on the project website.
  • Assist with producing key social and policy recommendations and a working paper that will provide further depth to them. The policy briefs will be in English, Spanish and German.
  • Assist the Director, Deputy Director and the Business Manager of the Centre in preparing funding proposals.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in a research environment and strong disability law and policy experience is essential. Applicants must have a primary degree, ideally a Masters degree, in law, social policy or an area relevant to disability.

 

Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about disability and reproductive justice; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills, sensitive to disability and mental health issues.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Holds a primary degree, ideally a Masters degree, in law, social policy or an area relevant to disability or public health
  • A minimum of one year’s research experience
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Experience of event organization and management
  • Experience of research support tasks such as maintaining files following events, analysing feedback and writing reports and maintaining databases.
    • Excellent and proven ability to work collaboratively within a team. 
    • Excellent and proven ability to work independently and use initiative. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Fluency in French, Spanish or German.
  • Experience in designing and maintaining websites and social media accounts.
    • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure. 
    • Experience of collaborating and co-ordinating with other members of a research team. 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

NB:                         Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

Salary: €23,061 - €30,243 per annum (pro rata for part time) (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)                   

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post.

 

Start date: Immediately.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

Further information about CDLP is available at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/

 

To Apply:

Queries about the post should be directed to the Principal Investigator, Professor Eilionóir Flynn eilionoir.flynn@nuigalway.ie

 

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Joanna Forde, joanna.forde@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number RES 009-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th February 2021 @ 5.00pm

 

Please note interviews will take place Friday 12th February.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 05 Feb 2021

Application: RES 009-21-Research Assistant -Centre for Disability Law and Policy

Ref. No. NUIG-011-21 Research Associate - Health Innovation Hub Ireland, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time (1FTE) fixed term position as a Research Associate within the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at NUI Galway. This position is available from 28 February 2021 to the 30 June 2021.

 

Health Innovation Hub Ireland:

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) is a new initiative that seeks to foster innovation from within the Irish health service. It provides industry with better access to the healthcare system to develop and test their technologies. HIHI is a partnership of clinical and academic centres brought together with the shared objective of accelerating healthcare innovation and commercialisation, addressing healthcare challenges and impacting jobs and exports.

HIHI’s innovation office in NUI Galway is based within the Lambe Institute on hospital grounds. The office is strategically located beside a networking hub for groups across the university and hospital.

HIHI is a highly collaborative environment with team-members based in Galway, Cork and Dublin who work closely with HSE hospital groups (including the Saolta University Healthcare Group in the West) and community care services. Our stakeholders include Enterprise Ireland, the HSE, and partner academic institutions, Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), hospital groups, patient groups and industry. Further detail at www.hih.ie.

 

Job Description:

HIHI Galway are seeking to recruit a highly dynamic and motivated individual as a Research Associate to support national HIHI team activities in engaging with healthcare professionals and industry in a full time capacity. The role is a project manager post to support the research activities of HIHI Galway.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge wishing to join a focused team working at the frontline of healthcare innovation.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct the HIHI programme of research and engage with national HIHI team to deliver current projects under the supervision of the HIHI Location Manager

  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research and innovation projects in a variety of healthcare and healthcare technology fields

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research and innovation projects, with advice and support as appropriate

  • Collaborate with colleagues on areas of shared research interest including current and prospective HIHI projects

  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role and to HIHI’s objectives, (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity)

  • Complete the administrative work to support the HIHI programme

  • Contribute to costing research proposals and projects, and assist in the financial management of a research project

  • Manage own research budget, if any, and keep records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy as appropriate

  • Support the local and national HIHI team in the co-ordination and management of innovation calls

  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of healthcare innovation

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a research project in healthcare innovation

  • Contribute to the continued delivery of the HIHI communication strategy to raise the profile of HIHI and current projects

  • Engage in promotional activities to maximise the reach of the programme at a national level, including travelling to various locations nationally and delivering presentations to HSE and academic employees

  • Organise and deliver webinars and seminars

  • Co-ordinating day-to-day project activities, including planning, organizing and communication

  • To work with the Galway team to track the status and ensure delivery of all actions, deliverables and outcomes related to current projects

  • Ensure best practice in terms of data protection and ethics across all Health Innovation Hub Ireland activities (Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements)

  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and interpretation of information/results

  • Present on project progress and outcomes e.g., to team members and stakeholder as agreed with the manager

  • To coordinate and participate in the development and delivery of workshops, forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques

  • Keep appropriate records and use the university SharePoint systems and databases

  • Manage project resources appropriately e.g., coordinate the procurement & provision of consumable items for the project within budget

  • Understand and promote all HIHI activities where appropriate

     

    There may be opportunities within this role to engage in other HIHI projects where relevant.

     

    Qualifications:

 

Essential

  • Masters qualification in life sciences

  • Experience in delivering projects within a healthcare environment

  • Relevant experience in a research environment or in industry or in healthcare

  • Experience of processing data, presenting results, and reporting

  • Strong project management and organisational skills

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Experience with ethics applications for Research Ethics Committees within healthcare

  • Social media and promotional experience

  • Experience in delivering webinars

  • Ability to write both technical and non-technical pieces

  • Experience with NUI Galway Agresso as web requisitioner

  • Willingness to travel nationally

     

     

Desirable       

  • Previous experience of working in an innovation or healthcare technology role

  • Data Protection/GDPR training or experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, web editing, and databases such as sharepoint and smartsheets

  • Experience of producing reports to a high quality

  • Digital media skills with online surveys, social media, etc.

  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail

  • Worked successfully in a team environment

  • Drivers licence

  • Track record of successful projects in healthcare innovation

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

     

    Salary: €38,631 - €41,026 per annum pro rata for shorter contract (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). This is a full time 1.0 FTE position until 30 June 2021.

     

    Start date: Position is available from 28th February 2020

     

    For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Steven Griffin (steven.griffin@nuigalway.ie).

     

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

For information on moving to Ireland, please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Steven Griffin steven.griffin@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-011-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th February 2021

Interviews will take place week of 8th February 2021

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 05 Feb 2021

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The Quadrangle at NUI Galway

NUI Galway Has Over:

  • 18,000 students
  • 3,000 international students from 115 countries
  • 2,500 staff members
  • 120 links with universities across the globe
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries
  • 170 years experience providing university education

NUI Galway Is:

  • Ireland's top University for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating
  • The largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies